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David Anthony: Nazi and eco-feminist prehistories: ideology and empiricism in Indo- European archaeology Note: This article could be tied to the ID ‘competing narratives’, as well as the video on Chichen Itza that we watched in section. One of the essay topics will probably address the problem of ‘competing narratives.’ I. The peril in paralysis o Archaeologists believe less in objectivity; they believe in hermeneutic and critical approaches. Hermeneutic theory says that cultural objects or behaviors can be interpreted profitably only in terms of their meaning, which is so contingent on local history, habit, and structure, that objectivity is not meaningful. Critical theory proposes that all cultural objects and acts, including archaeological interpretation are motivated or controlled by implicit ideological forces and agendas that make objectivity impossible. o However, these approaches don’t provide guidelines on how to evaluate interpretations. This is particularly a problem in interpretation of non-
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course SOC-ANAL 50 taught by Professor Lamberg-karlovsky during the Fall '06 term at Harvard.

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